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Self-repairs as right node raising constructions

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In normal everyday speech, speakers occasionally become disfluent, mis-speak, and then correct their utterances mid-sentence. While these errors and repairs seem to be a natural case of language performance, language competence also plays an intimate role in shaping their ultimate form. Drawing on and extending insights from Levelt, 1983 and Levelt, 1989, this paper argues that self-repairs are a species of right node raising. I demonstrate that self-repairs share many of the properties of ri...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Lingua More from this journal
Volume:
160
Pages:
20-37
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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0024-3841
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pubs:572747
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uuid:640c4655-31b1-40b2-9283-20d57777b11f
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pubs:572747
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572747
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2015-11-12

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